Photo Series of the Day: The first photos of the so-called Fukushima Fifty — the fifty heroic nuclear reactor employees working around the clock to prevent a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant — have finally emerged.
An additional 150 workers have since joined the original fifty, of which five are believed to have died. Many of those inside the plant readily admit that, while they are still alive, they know radiation poisoning will eventually kill them.
How brilliant are our editorial interns? One, Joe Kloc, created this set of NYC subway-style schematics to show how Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactors (and their fail-safe systems) are supposed to work.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri weeps as Japanese officials finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people. Just how bad could the nuke crisis get? MoJo’s Kate Sheppard reports.